Brac fire still under investigation

The cause of the fire that engulfed and destroyed Cayman Brac’s only trash grinder last week is still not known.

Acting Chief Fire Officer Steve Webster said investigators were still working on the scene on Monday:

‘It is still under investigation,’ he said.

The post-Hurricane Paloma clean-up operations on the Brac have been suspended until the new year due to safety concerns over Department of Environmental Health staff and equipment.

DEH staff discovered the fire around dawn on Wednesday morning. Fire crews put out the blaze but the machine was a total loss and cannot be repaired.

The tub grinder, situated near the Agricultural Grounds on the Bluff was being used to compact debris from Paloma.

A new $600,000 grinder which can separate metal from vegetation and concrete had been shipped into Grand Cayman from the US and had been due to be transported to Cayman Brac on Wednesday but that was put on hold due to the fire.

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